Football Star, Brady Quinn, Dies at 23

July 21, 2008
Brittany Armellino


Brayden Tyler Quinn, the famous Notre Dame quarterback and Cleveland Browns player, died today at age 23. Quinn, better known by his fans as Brady Quinn, was born on Oct. 27, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio. He gained his fame as the talented college football quarterback who was nominated for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and was rated the number-one quarterback in college football by The Sporting News in 2006.

In the 2007 NFL Draft, Quinn was chosen in the first round by the Cleveland Browns. Quinn and his family were ecstatic to learn that Brady would be playing for the same team he supported while growing up. Before being drafted, Brady said, “I think the biggest thing for me is playing in the NFL." Quinn’s death comes as a shock to his many fans who were anxiously anticipating his second year in the NFL. It is tragic that Quinn passed away so young since his dream of playing in the NFL had just begun.

Quinn died while practicing with his team, when he suddenly fell to the ground at around 2:00 p.m. Team trainers attempted to resuscitate him, and a call was made to 911. Quinn was pronounced dead upon arrival at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The cause of death is unknown, but tests in the next week should shed some light on this sudden and unexpected death.

Quinn’s memorial will be held at Cleveland Memorial on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Both the memorial and burial will be closed to the public, open only to family and friends. Quinn leaves behind his parents, Robin and Ty, his two sisters, Laura and Kelly, and his girlfriend, Lindy Slinger.

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